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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by bluebug32, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    Check out today's piping hot Ebay find:

    Click here

    I think we need to insert a "vroooo000M!!" soundtrack for her. What an odd marketing strategy for such a nice bike :rolleyes:
     

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  2. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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  3. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    fixed it
     
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    corey_rideDC Turbo Monkey

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    nice pants
     
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    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    It's from a bike collector's collection.
     
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    bluebug32 Asshat

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    yeah, I know I ALWAYS go for a ride in leather :thumb:
     
  7. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Looks like a special ed character.
     
  8. JRB

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    So you wouldn't hit it???
     
  9. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Not even with Crazy Sweeper's penis.
     
  10. Changleen

    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Can I just say, for the record, that the lefty fork is a fvckin stoopid idea.

    Cue inevitable shaven XC freak response...to which I will pre-emptivly respond, "Oh yeah, if it's so great how come Cannondale use it? Huh? You don't have an answer for that do ya? Get back on your road bike and stop pretending, freak."
     
  11. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    How about with that spoon???
     
  12. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Hell no, that's my personal fecal excavation implement.
     
  13. JRB

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    But they are sooo stiff.




    *I have never ridden one, because a) it's on a Cannondale, b) it seems to be stupid to me that there is only one fork leg. It can only be half as good as anything else. :think:
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    Exactly. They are a gimmick, 'just because' product. Which is retarded. If you can build a semi-decently stiff fork with one leg, why the fvck don't you build a really good fork with two? Or maybe spend a little bit of time working on making your frames fail less!
     
  15. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    [unrelated spam]buy my ebay stuff instead![/us]

    uh, about the original ebay ad, the non-factory tires (wow!) would cinch the deal for me

    :think:
     
  16. JRB

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    uhm, toshi - you can't bag on anyone's ebay listing if you have an auction for trumpet mouth pieces. It just doesn't seem right.
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Sorry, I don't play any instruments. The part of the frame by the shock looks just like the scott high octane with those curved side bars.
     
  18. Zman

    Zman Oink!

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    if they are a gimmick then why have they been aroudn for 7 years. and obviuosly you havent ridden one if you say semi stiff. they are stiffer than any conventional twin legged design in that travel range. as strong as anything else out there as well. once you guys have actually ridden one then tell me it isnt stiff. as for only on a cannondale, why not anyone else. you need a 1.5 headtube to run them. there have been a few made with 1 1/8" steerers but rarity and special projects. gotta love people chiming in on stuff they have no idea about.
     
  19. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    heh, your thinking is screwy. there's nothing weird about selling trumpet mouthpieces: trumpet players are notorious about switching bits of their equipment (like bikers with saddles, tires) in search of that perfect bit of kit.

    i'm a bit of an exception, on the same brand/model since 1999 (albeit in two different revisions of the same model), but that's because i'm part of the monette cult... www.monette.net
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Could you give us a picture of you blowing into your mouthpieces?
     
  21. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    here's one from a long time ago:



    a more recent one complete with wicked red eye:



    and what it sounds like (copland's "quiet city", which is, well, quiet for the first part):

    http://students.washington.edu/tjclark/Copland-Quiet_City.mp3
     
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    ive never ridden a lefty, but I built a surrey where we used the lefty hubs and I was impressed. Its something different and it distinguishes it from other products on the market...a classic marketing scheme. That is what capitalists do to make their product stick out from the rest. I wish i could afford a Cannondale everyone I have ridden was great but alas didnt belong to me.
     
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    Changleen Paranoid Member

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    :p You got suckered into buying one? Sorry about that dude.
     
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    :think: Have you ridden on one? I have one and like it quite a bit. It's very light weight and has excellent response...I also have "regular" forks and can say that for XC, I like my lefty better than my Psylo Race XC. Maybe it's just me. (and no, I didn't buy it 'cause I thought it was cool...it came on my jekyll).
     
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    Uh.. a Fork needs 2 or more legs... So its really a strut.
     
  26. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I have to say that between that t-shirt and Al Gore on your table, the jokes really are endless...
     
  27. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    :D yeah, i think that pic was right around 1993? i still wear hideously ugly t-shirts to this day, on the other hand

    :think: